Upcoming highlights include the London premiere of Whale Music at the South Bank's Alchemy Festival, appearances with the CBSO, Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Opera North, performances at festivals in Sweden, France, Greece and India and the creation of an event for the opening of the Anish Kapoor exhibition at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
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Matthew Sharp has performed at major venues and festivals worldwide as solo cellist, bass-baritone and actor. He has appeared with the RPO, LPO, RLPO, CBSO, EUCO, Manchester Camerata and Ural Philharmonic, performed principal roles for ROH2 (Exposure, Pleasure's Progress), Opera North (Papageno, Pied Piper), Almeida Opera (The Silent Twins) and the Young Vic (Wolf and Hero), given solo performances at the Glastonbury and Latitude festivals, recorded for Sony, Naxos and Avie, given over fifty world premieres and appeared in recital as cellist and singer at Wigmore Hall, SBC and Salle Gaveau. Last year, for Opera North alone, he wrote and directed A Ghost Story for Christmas, performed the Bach Suites at Light Night Festival, sang in The Lost Chord and conceived their 'Four Seasons' collaboration with the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, now a sell-out series in its second season. As writer, composer and performer, he collaborates regularly with leading artists from film, theatre and dance. Matthew is the artistic director of the Deal Festival of Music and the Arts.